Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches

History and Architecture

Bell Tower

A tower either attached to a church or free-standing as a distinct structure. The latter is uncommon in Britain, though quite common in continental Europe. Some notable free-standing bell towers include that at Pembridge, Herefordshire, and Wilton Italianate Church, Wiltshire.

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This Benedictine monk and scholar succeeded Lanfranc as Archbishop of Canterbury in 1093



25 February, 1308

Coronation of Edward II

In his coronation oath Edward agrees to abide by future laws passed by consent of the realm (i.e. Parliament)

This monarch died at Pontefract Castle in Yorkshire, in early 1400, probably of starvation



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